It is the ambition of CASA to be among the best analytical-science institutes in the world, built on strengths in analytical separations, applied spectroscopy and mass spectrometry.
CASA strives for excellence in both research and education and for maximizing its qualitative and quantitative performance through optimizing synergy.
By creating CASA the groups involved combine strengths to exceed a critical mass of knowledge, forming the foundation for a world-class analytical-science institute.
CASA will create the best graduate (MSc) and post-graduate education programs in analytical sciences in Europe.
CASA and its partners will make joint plans and prepare joint proposals for research, education and infrastructure.
Amsterdam has been recognized as the national focal point for analytical sciences in The Netherlands. The Centre for Analytical Sciences Amsterdam (CASA) embodies this concentrated effort. CASA brings together the strong analytical-chemistry groups from the University of Amsterdam and the VU University Amsterdam and other recognized experts in the field.
CASA stimulates research and investments in analytical sciences in Amsterdam and the dissemination of knowledge throughout the country.
The sixty COAST participants have expressed an urgent need for strengthening research and education in analytical sciences.